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Kernel Log: Winding down the IDE subsystem, LinuxTag Kernel Presentations

Jun 24, 2009, 09:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"David Miller, maintainer of the Linux kernel's SPARC and network support, is taking over responsibility for the IDE subsystem, largely comprising drivers for parallel ATA adapters (PATA/IDE). He has taken over the post at short notice from Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz. The change was prompted by a discussion on a bug report from a SPARC user who described a problem with one of the IDE drivers in recent kernel versions. In the course of the discussion, Miller noted that Zolnierkiewicz had introduced numerous changes, which had not been adequately tested, into the IDE subsystem."

"For his part, Zolnierkiewicz responded, ("I'm really tired of this kind of hostility towards IDE changes,") and suggested that Miller should take over the IDE subsystem. The latter did not need to be asked twice and set up a new Git development tree without further ado. He and other developers thanked Zolnierkiewicz for his many years of hard work. Zolnierkiewicz has offered the new maintainer his 'full support'."

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